NEWPORT, Francis II (c.1555-1623), of High Ercall, Salop.
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Family and Education
b. c.1555, 1st s. of (Sir) Richard Newport†, and bro. of Andrew. educ. Shrewsbury 1569-71; Magdalen Coll. Oxf. 1574; I. Temple 1577. m. Beatrice, da. of Roland Lacon of Willey, 3s. 4da. suc. fa. 1570. Kntd. 21 Apr. 1603.1
J.p. Salop from c.1582, sheriff 1586-7, 1601-2, dep. lt. 1590, commr. for poor 1598; member, council in the marches of Wales 1601.2
Sir Richard Newport, a member of the council in the marches, and thrice sheriff of Shropshire, bequeathed an important position in the county to his son, who became a ward of the Queen